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S-Curve - Upper Wall

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Beware of Dog S 
Bite the Wall S 
Clean Underwear S 
Devious Dogs S 
Geronimo S 
Get a Grip S 
Get a Life S 
Give the Dog a Bone S 
Glenlivet T 
Gravy Train T 
High Dive S 
Little Feat T 
Megalopolis S 
Skyscraper T 
Teaming Metropolis S 
Urban Sprawl S,TR 

S-Curve - Upper Wall Rock Climbing 


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Location: 40.63471, -111.72262 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Continuing the S-Curve tradition, the Upper Wall has mostly sport routes in the 5.10 - 5.11 range. This wall is smaller and more broken than the lower wall. A few routes require a walk-off to the west, but most can be lowered with a single rope.

Getting There 

From the digital sign at the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon, drive 4.25 miles up canyon until the very obvious S-Curve in the road. There is a small parking lot and also room to park along the side of the road. Follow the Mill B North Fork trail on the north side of the road to the third switchback as for the Lower Wall. Branch off to the east and follow the length of the Lower Wall to the east. Find a trail that rounds the east end of the Lower Wall and head up a gully to the north to read the Upper Wall.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.5 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',6],['5.11',5],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in S-Curve - Upper Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for S-Curve - Upper Wall:
Geronimo   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Skyscraper   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 170'   
Clean Underwear   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Urban Sprawl   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Beware of Dog   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 60'   
Give the Dog a Bone   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   
Get a Grip   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Megalopolis   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Get a Life   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
High Dive   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 40'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: High dive just above Geranimo. Also in picture you...

High Dive 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : S-Curve - Upper Wall
This line is actually a lot more fun than it looks and not nearly as contrived as it may appear. This is the roof above geronimo on the far east end of the upper s-turns area. From the anchors atop geronimo one will see the obvious line of bolts that diaganol climbers left up and over the roof. Steep but juggy climbing prevails with a fun leftward traverse clipping three bolts. The crux is between the last and second to last bolt at the uppermost lip of the roof and is stout. From below, the hol...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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